Happy New Year folks! 🍻🎉

New Year is not about changing the dates but direction; it’s not about changing the calendar but commitment; it’s not about changing the actions but attitude. May each and every day of yours is renewed with lots of happiness and love.

Year End Reflections

None. Nada. Zip.

Or just a simple thought .. Appreciate everything. There should be no attachment to the past. Always do your best in your current moment.

Have a good festive season folks!

Artificial Intelligence Claims to Predict Crimes

The technology is here to have AI to detect irregularities in camera surveillance and report potential crime before it happens. Powerful, scary and safer. I wonder what words will appeal to the general public and the government.

It’s been one year since the Boston Marathon bombings, and in the aftermath the city beefed up its security with an artificial intelligence system called AISight (pronounced “eye sight”). The software is already in place in cities like Chicago and Washington, and BRS Labs claims it can sometimes detect crime before it even happens. Bloomberg’s Adam Johnson went to their headquarters in Houston to learn more.

Elon Musk : Senate hearing on National Security Space Launch

Great debate and hearing from Elon Musk and I must say the lady in the panel asked really good questions.

Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: National Security Space Launch Programs Witnesses: Cristina Chaplain, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Government Accountability Office; Michael Gass, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance; Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Designer, Space Exploration Technologies; Dr. Scott Pace, Director, Space Policy Institute Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University.

Edward Snowden: Heres how we take back the Internet

This is probably a must see. Edward Snowden on stage at Ted.

Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.

The State of Bitcoin

This is an interesting presentation and look at Bitcoin for the year 2014 so far.

CoinDesk analyses key cryptocurrency trends, challenges, opportunities, and the outlook for Bitcoin in 2014 in its first Bitcoin report.